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published by the Physics Education Technology Project
This webpage contains an interactive simulation that is a schematic illustration of conduction in semiconductors. Users can create doped semiconductors and PN junctions and explore their behavior as a function of applied voltage. The simulation gives a representation of how the electron population created by doping results in physical properties of semiconductor devices.

This page also contains sample learning goals as well as a teacher's guide for use with the simulation.

This simulation is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Semiconductors and Tubes
= Diodes
= Semiconductors
General Physics
- Properties of Matter
Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Mirror:
http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/sem…
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 2005 PHET and University of Colorado
Additional information is available.
Keywords:
PN junction, band gap, diode, doping, n-type, p-type, semiconductor
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 2, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated:
May 28, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 11, 2006
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AIP Format
(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor).
AJP/PRST-PER
PhET Simulation: Semiconductors (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Semiconductors. (2006, August 11). Retrieved August 29, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Semiconductors. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor (accessed 29 August 2014).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Semiconductors. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 29 Aug. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/semiconductor>.
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